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[12/15/16 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, December 15
Updates include: Lyndsy Fonseca to star in Syfy's "The Haunted"; Bob Kushell to reboot "The Honeymooners" for CBS; and Mina Sundwall cast in Netflix's "Lost in Space."

[11/30/16 - 08:28 AM]
ABC's Regular Tuesday Line-up Returns with Solid Results as "S.H.I.E.L.D." Draws Its Biggest Audience Since Early October
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 29.

[05/12/16 - 05:11 PM]
ABC Cancels "Castle," "The Family," "Galavant," "Nashville," "Marvel's Agent Carter" & "The Muppets"
Veteran "Castle" will end after eight seasons while "Nashville" signs off after four seasons.

[03/12/16 - 09:31 PM]
2016 Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards Winners
Hosted by Blake Shelton, the awards were broadcast from the "Fabulous" Forum in Inglewood, Calif., where kids celebrated the best of everything they love in pop culture.

[02/17/16 - 08:27 AM]
ABC's "Fresh Off the Boat" Is Up and Ranks as Tuesday's No. 1 Comedy
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 16.

[02/10/16 - 08:27 AM]
ABC's "Fresh Off the Boat" Stands as Tuesday's Most Watched Comedy
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 9.

[02/03/16 - 08:26 AM]
ABC's "Fresh Off the Boat" Surges in Its Return to Original to Rank as Tuesday's No. 1 Comedy
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 2.

[01/11/16 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Monday, January 11
Updates include: ABC greenlights two comedy pilots, confirms "Marvel's Most Wanted"; FOX grants "In Time" a pilot order; Bill Hader to "Barry" for HBO.

[12/02/15 - 08:21 AM]
"S.H.I.E.L.D" Returns with Its 2nd-Straight Telecast Viewership Growth
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, December 1.

[11/18/15 - 08:26 AM]
"The Muppets" Improves Its Slot for ABC by 77% This Season in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 17.

[11/16/15 - 11:11 PM]
Development Update: Monday, November 16
Updates include: TBS orders pilot presentation for "The D"; Rob Heaps signs onto Bravo's "My So Called Wife"; and "How I Met Your Mother" creators plot return to CBS.

[11/16/15 - 02:16 PM]
ABC Announces Midseason Series Premiere Dates
New series include "Of Kings & Prophets," "My Diet Is Better Than Yours," "The Catch," "The Family" and "The Real O'Neals."

[11/10/15 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, November 10
Updates include: Jeffrey Dean Morgan casts as Negan on "The Walking Dead"; Stephenie Meyer to adapt "The Rook" for Hulu; and Laura Dern eyes return to HBO.

[11/06/15 - 10:25 AM]
Live + 3 Day Ratings: ABC's "The Muppets," "How to Get Away with Murder" and "Quantico" Deliver All-Time Playback Highs
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of October 26-November 1.

[11/04/15 - 11:45 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, November 4
Updates include: "America's Next Top Model" searching for post-The CW home; Marion Zimmer Bradley's "Darkover" eyed for series at Amazon; and "Zoobiquity" to get another shot at FOX.

[10/29/15 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 29
Updates include: ABC extends "The Muppets" to 16 episodes; FOX trims midseason drama "Lookinglass" to 11 episodes; and Fox Television Stations clears "The Real" for seasons three and four.

[10/28/15 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 28
Updates include: Netflix renews "Club de Cuervos"; Inbar Lavi to star as Bravo's "My So Called Wife"; and Rupert Grint tapped for potential series at NBC.

[10/19/15 - 11:17 AM]
Live + 7 Day Ratings: ABC Claims Most of the Week's Top 10 Gainers for the 2nd Straight Week in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of September 28-October 4.

[10/12/15 - 10:31 AM]
Live + 3 Day Ratings: Standing as Tuesday's Biggest Gainer, ABC's "S.H.I.E.L.D." Emerges as the Top Scripted Show in Its Hour
ABC further spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 6.

[10/11/15 - 01:34 PM]
Live + 7 Day Ratings: ABC Airs Most of Premiere Week's Top Playback Gainers in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of September 21-27.

[10/07/15 - 08:26 AM]
"Fresh Off the Boat" Grows Week to Week and Dominates Fox's "The Grinder"
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 6.

[10/05/15 - 08:33 AM]
"Quantico" Spikes Over Its Lead-In, Holds Its Debut Rating and Boosts Its Slot by 46%
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, October 4.

[10/04/15 - 08:50 AM]
Live + 3 Day Ratings: ABC's "S.H.I.E.L.D." Emerges as the Clear #1 Scripted Show Tuesday at 9pm in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 29.

[10/02/15 - 07:56 AM]
Live + 3 Day Ratings: ABC's "Quantico" Debut Captures 16 Million Viewers with Early Playback, Streaming and Tuesday's Encore
ABC further spins the numbers for Sunday, September 27.

[09/30/15 - 10:31 AM]
ABC's Series Dominate Premiere Week Upscale Rankings
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of September 21-27.

[09/30/15 - 08:42 AM]
ABC's "S.H.I.E.L.D." Premiere Spikes to its Strongest Results Since December
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 29.

[09/30/15 - 08:34 AM]
"Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris" Grows Week to Week in Total Viewers by 7%
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 29.

[09/27/15 - 08:40 AM]
Live + 3 Day Ratings: ABC's "The Muppets" Jumps to a 3.8 in Adults 18-49, Making It TV's Biggest Comedy Debut in 1 Year
ABC further spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 22.

[09/26/15 - 08:40 AM]
ABC Wins 2nd Straight Season Premiere Friday - "Shark Tank" Leads the Night 3rd Year in a Row
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, September 25.

[09/23/15 - 08:29 AM]
"The Muppets" Opens as Tuesday's No. 1 New Series in Adults 18-49, Delivering a 2-Year High for ABC in the Time Period
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 22.

[09/08/15 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 8
Updates include: Emily Rios signs onto USA's "Shooter"; Marlyne Barrett joins the cast of NBC's "Chicago Med"; and Meghan Ory's Ruby to return to ABC's "Once Upon a Time."

[08/31/15 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 31
Updates include: NBC shutters its proposed revival of "Coach"; Liam Hemsworth to drop by "The Muppets" on ABC; and Tony Todd to lend his voice to The CW's "The Flash."

[07/21/15 - 12:19 PM]
Video: "The Muppets" - First Look Presentation
Watch the pilot presentation for the upcoming comedy, premiering Tuesday, September 22 on ABC.

[07/16/15 - 11:50 AM]
The ABC Television Network Spotlights the Creative Forces and Stars from Some of Its Most Exciting Shows at D23 Expo 2015, With Exclusive Q&As and Autograph Sessions
"black-ish," "Dancing with the Stars," "Fresh Off the Boat," "The Goldbergs" and "Once Upon a Time" are among the featured properties.

[06/24/15 - 08:16 AM]
ABC's Hit Series "Once Upon a Time" Returns to Comic-Con and "The Muppets" Makes Its Comic-Con Debut
Fans can also catch rides throughout the city on "Once Upon a Time" and "The Muppets" branded pedicabs.

[06/10/15 - 02:06 PM]
ABC Announces Summer Block Party Dates Featuring Advanced Screenings of New Fall Shows "Blood & Oil," "Quantico" and "The Muppets" in a State-of-the-Art Mobile Cinema by Cinetransformer
All screenings will take place inside the Cinetransformer which is a 91-seat mobile cinema housed in a 53-foot double-expandable trailer that replicates every facet of a movie theater experience.

[06/10/15 - 10:45 AM]
ABC Announces Fall Series Premiere Dates for 2015-16 Season
Highlights include the launch of "The Muppets" on Tuesday, September 22.

[05/26/15 - 12:02 PM]
The Broadcast Television Journalists Association Announces Critics' Choice Television Awards Most Exciting New Series Honorees and Presenters
The honorees were chosen by BTJA members from pilots, early episodes and trailers from series premiering after May 1.

[05/15/15 - 09:31 AM]
Thirteen New Shows Ordered from ABC Studios for the 2015-16 Season
Said pickups include "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders" and "Code Black" at CBS and "Grandfathered" at FOX.

[05/12/15 - 10:00 AM]
Video: Official Trailers for ABC's New 2015-16 Series
Get your first look at the network's new series for next season.

[05/12/15 - 09:00 AM]
ABC Announces 2015-16 Primetime Schedule
Highlights include a revival of "The Muppets" on Tuesday nights at 8:00/7:00c.

[05/07/15 - 06:55 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 7 - Three New Comedies Heading to Series at ABC
The trio includes the Ken Jeong-led "Dr. Ken" plus a new primetime series featuring "The Muppets."

[04/03/15 - 11:23 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 3
Updates include: Bill Prady, Bob Kushell to spearhead new Muppets project for ABC; Brenda Song cast in "Take It from Us" at NBC; and Disney Channel orders third season of "Liv & Maddie."







MUPPETS, THE (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/22/15 - 3/1/16
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2015-2016 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
1 (16 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
confirmed as canceled on 5/12/16
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, May 2015) The Muppets return to primetime with a contemporary, documentary-style show. For the first time ever, a series will explore the Muppets' personal lives and relationships, both at home and at work, as well as romances, breakups, achievements, disappointments, wants and desires. This is a more adult Muppet show, for "kids" of all ages. Bill Prady ("The Big Bang Theory") and Bob Kushell ("Anger Management") are co-writers and executive producers. Randall Einhorn ("Wilfred"), Bill Barretta, Debbie McClellan and Kyle Laughlin are also executive producers. "The Muppets" is produced by ABC Studios and The Muppets Studio.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Bill Barretta
· Dave Goelz
· David Rudman
· Eric Jacobson
· Matt Vogel
· Peter Linz
· Steve Whitmire
CREW INFORMATION:
· Bill Barretta as EP
· Bill Prady as CRTR/EP
· Bob Kushell as CRTR/EP
· Debbie McClellan as EP
· Kyle Laughlin as EP
· Randall Einhorn as EP/DIR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios
· Muppets Studio, The